Milky Way meets Shooting Star
Milky Way and Shooting Star over Observatory on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Spending one chilly night on the 10,023 feet or 3,055 m high Haleakala shield volcano on Maui offered some impressive sights of the observatory and the Milky Way. Timing was perfect, as new moon coincidented with a cosmic shower of shooting stars. Notice the unusual color shift in the shooting star from green to red during its journey through the atmosphere.
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